Everyone in Hollywood wants to go Hard-R like pirates after taking a shot of rum and seeing their crew mate in a dress. This makes sense, given what the successful Deadpool did at the box office. For some odd reason, I think it's a natural progression to release Batman v Superman on Blu-Ray with the dreaded R-Rating. I don't mind it and I am looking forward to both of the releases. Deb and Zack Snyder sat down with THR and they had this to say:
DEB: Online, everyone’s like, “Oh, they’re doing an R-rated in reaction to Deadpool,” and you’re like (laughing), “We didn’t just shoot it last week, and we also didn’t edit it last week.”
ZACK: The why of that is [the DVD version] is a half-hour longer, and some of that additional material is some of the stuff we took out for the rating. I was like, “Cool, I can put it back in for the director’s cut.” There was nothing by design. This was the material I just put back in, and then when [the MPAA] looked at it again, they were like, “Oh, now the movie’s rated R.” And, by the way, it’s not a hard R. There’s no nudity. There’s a little bit of violence. It just tips the scale.
I believe that the upcoming Wolverine 3, should definitely be R-Rated, but Batman should never have one in the theaters. In 2012, Marvel's Avengers almost received the dreaded rating and they had to cut out some violent scenes to make the cut. As you can tell from the interview up above -- we're not going to see some extreme sex scenes that would make 50 Shades of Grey envious.
The other thing that Snyder was accused of was trying to mimic Deadpool's success in the upcoming Blu-Ray. I can understand why people would think that, but at the same time I kinda don't. In the comic world, people copy the competition to try emulate sells. This is how the world works, look at Deadpool and Deathstroke. They're both mercenaries; one is named Wade Wilson and the other Slade Wilson.
And I really find it hard to care as long as Batman v Superman delivers an epic movie that we've all been waiting for. And plus, what he says makes sense about having this as a plan before the release of Deadpool. I am curious if you think DC is trying to copy the success of Deadpool by releasing a Rated-R version of Batman v Superman?
Batman v Superman hit theaters on March 25th in the United States!